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Wednesday November 15, 2006
KOTA KINABALU: Work on the RM350mil submarine base at Sepanggar Bay is expected to begin early next year.
The navys Region II Commanding Officer for Sabah and Sarawak Laksamana Muda Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said the base would include a training centre and quarters for personnel, among other facilities.
We expect work to be completed in two years, in time for the arrival of the submarines, he told reporters after witnessing various naval manoeuvres under the Wira Laut Tinur exercise here yesterday.
The Navy also planned to build another base in Sijingkat in Kuching under the Ninth Malaysia Plan, he said.
He said the Navy also received allocations to upgrade its elite sea commanders the Paskal teams stationed at Sepanggar bay and Semporna base.
We will acquire new weapons for the Navy, he said.
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